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Movie Review Monday: The Descendants

The Descendants (2011) - IMDbI totally forgot that I had “rented” this on iTunes when we were in Arizona in March.  And the rental period is 30 days.  So it literally expired the day we went on vacation.  PREFECT!  I will watch it on the plane.

From IMDB:   With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune. Written by realndn06

I had heard about this movie and, of course, there was the Oscar buzz.  And I absolutely liked it. It was another example of a great performance from George Clooney that he made look easy.  Which is probably a small part of why he didn’t win.  It was similar to his performance in Up In The Air.  His daughters, portrayed by Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller, were amazing.

I enjoyed how the script tied together his personal tragedy, his impending land deal, his daughters, his cousins and the boyfriend.  Definitely worth a watch.

My rating:  3.5 Gummies